Set Up A Lemonade & Iced Coffee Stand

Lemonade & iced coffee stand by @Chris Nease {Celebrations At Home}

Now that summer is in full swing you may be looking for interesting things to do with the kids. Setting up a lemonade stand seems like one of those rights of passage that so many kids want to experience, and I’ve teamed up with International Delight once again, to bring you a modern twist on the classic - a Lemonade & Iced Coffee stand. We think it’s a great idea to serve lemonade for the kids, and iced coffee for the grown ups!

I put together some ideas and tips to help you get started, but there’s also a free printable set available if you want to go that route. Read on for all the details…

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Setting Up:

There are many opportunities for setting up a Lemonade and Ice Coffee Stand. When we used to have neighborhood yard sales, the kids would set up their own refreshment stand and it was a huge hit! Here are some more ideas.

    • Set up during a yard sale.
    • Set up as part of a church fund raiser or charity drive.
    • Set up on a busy but safe corner in the neighborhood.
    • Set one up as part of a school fund raiser.
    • Set up for a block party and take donations for charity.

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Create Your Stand

In order to get traffic to your stand, make it attractive and inviting. Use some cute display pieces along with pitchers and dispensers to hold the beverages.

    • Keep a cooler filled with ice behind the stand and fill cups as needed when pouring drinks.
    • Use chalkboard or printable signs to display prices and other information.
    • In addition to lemonade and iced coffee, sell small baked goods too. Here, I pre-packaged 4 different treats into 4 different colored bags for easy reference. A great selection would be cookies, rice krispies treats, and brownies as they are all easily handled and won’t melt or get messy.
    • I created a colorful display by using a fabric bunting, colorful snack bags, straws, paper cups, and even flowers.
    • Don’t forget your money tray and small bills and coins so you can hand change back to your customers.

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The Business:

Lemonade stands are a great way to teach kids about money. Set up the stand as a small business venture for the kids to make their own cash, OR set it up as a charity fund raiser and give the proceeds to a needy cause. Set the prices accordingly – if this is for charity you can go a little higher with your prices because people know it’s going to a worthy cause.

To help you get started on a Lemonade and Iced Coffee stand, download and print the Free Printable Set here.  In the mean time, join the conversation below.  Have a great day!

 

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight.  The opinions and text are all mine.

About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and contributor to Homes.com, Marie Callender's, and SheKnows. Most recently her work has been published in Woman's World, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.